If you feel that the assessed value of your property is out of line in comparison with similar properties in your neighborhood, you are encouraged to inquire. The first step is an informal discussion and review with a representative in the County Assessor’s office. While most cases are resolved at this level, you may also file an appeal to request a hearing with the Board of Review.
Once you have formally filed an appeal with the Board of Review, you will be notified in writing of your scheduled appointment. At that time, you will be given the opportunity to appear before the Board to protest you assessment and present evidence.
Types of Evidence
You are required to bring proper documentation/evidence to support your request for a reduction. The following items can be presented as evidence:
- An exterior picture of your home or business and pictures of at least three (3) similar properties (in you neighborhood) that are comparable to yours.
- A copy of your Property Record Card and your comparable PRCs indicating that another assessment is lower than yours. (Copies of the Property Record Cards can be obtained from the Assessor’s office) or
- A copy of a recent appraisal report, sales contract, settlement statement or deed if available.
(If you need assistance with gathering evidence, please visit the Assessor’s office prior to your scheduled hearing date).
The Board of Review will hear your case, review your evidence, and rule on your appeal. You will be notified in writing of the decision.